In Science we are learning about rocks and soils. We have learnt that sedimentary rock is formed by small particles that settle, and become compressed, on the floor of oceans and other bodies of water. These small particles can be pieces of dead plants and animals, as well as faeces from living creatures. Don't worry, we didn't eat the models that we had made.
Human Bar Charts
Pine Class have loved learning about Bar Charts in Maths. We used our bodies to represent charts based on different hair colours within the class. This helped better our understanding of why bars may need to be the same, or different sizes.
International Week- Brazilian Carnival Masks
In Pine Class we have been learning about Brazil, in particular, Rio Carnival. We have looked at the costumes worn by Brazilians during the carnival and noticed masks have lines of symmetry. After looking at many examples, we used paint, pompoms, sequins and other accessories to make our own masks including at least one line of symmetry!
In Science we looked at real bones. We drew detailed drawings of the bones and thought about the things that we already know and that we would like to know. Pine Class found that the spine the most interesting, it has many small bones that are joined together to allow us to move around.
Christmas Jumper Day
On Friday 13th December, it was wear your Christmas jumper day in aid of Save the Children.
Healthier Pizza Toasties
As part of our topic Science topic 'Food and Our Bodies' we made delicious pizza toasties. A healthy snack that we can easily make at home with adult help.
Our topic in the Autumn term was Ancient Egypt. History off the Page came in to help us explore life in Ancient Egypt. We took part in different activities in the morning including making ink, carving soap and shaping bread. In the afternoon we prepared and served a feast for the king and queen and found out that Mrs Abraham was plotting against the king!
Design & Technology: Replica Ancient Egyptian Musical Instruments
Pine Class designed and made musical instruments that are replicas of those played during the Ancient Egyptian period. The greatest challenge was joining the longer pieces together; we learnt how to reinforce the joins to add strength.
Year 3 put together a Harvest celebration that we presented to our parents. The children did an amazing job acting and singing and informing the school and parents about harvest. We also collected food and donated it to a local women's refuge. Well done Year 3!